John Krasinski Looking for a Laid-Back Love

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John Krasinski doesn't need a woman who's well versed in all of the latest fashions. In fact, the girl next door would do just fine.

No, we're not talking about a nude Holly Madison from The Girls Next Door. Or Elisha Cuthbert from The Girl Next Door. We mean an actual girl next door, as in one in the real world. One who might wear a cardigan.

Asked by Glamour whether he'd be amenable to dating "a normal girl" like Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer), his crush on The Office, Krasinski, 27, replies:

"Yes, please! It's not about celebrity. It's all about, do you have that 'girl in a cardigan' in you. Gotta have that."

A woman with a relaxed sense of style would be a good match for the 27-year-old Newton, Mass., native, who told People in 2005 that he doesn't worry much about his own wardrobe.

"My main focus is to always try to be myself first, and then, hey, if I wear a cool jacket, that's a bonus," John Krasinski said.

You know, Britney Spears could learn a thing or 20 from that approach.

The License to Wed star, who was recently named one of People's Sexiest Men Alive, also says he doesn't feel pressure to act like his wry character, from The Office, Jim.

Mostly because, well, it sort of comes naturally.

"I would say I have a mellow way about me and a spontaneity that is similar to Jim's," he says, in contrast to his co-star/boss, Steve Carell.

John Krasinski, who dated his Office co-star Rashida Jones, is currently working on his feature film writing and directing debut, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. He also appears in George Clooney's upcoming football film Leatherheads, due out in December.


John Krasinski Biography

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Newton, Massachusetts
Full Name
John Burke Krasinski